Tennessee Football: Josh Heupel earns a huge contract extension, more

Tennessee football’s 2022 AP SEC Coach of the Year, Josh Heupel, has earned a huge contract extension today. The extension will pay him $9 million a year through January 2029.

Head coach Josh Heupel lead Tennessee football to the No. 1 seed for the first time since 1998 this year. After falling just short of making it to the College Football Playoff, Heupel marched the Vols to the Orange Bowl this year and beat the Clemson Tigers.

The Volunteers had one of their best season’s in school history under Josh Heupel and finished out the season with an 11-2 record. The Vols’ only two losses were to the National Championship winners Georgia Bulldogs and an upset loss at South Carolina.

On top of his success from this past season, Heupel has been dominating the 2023 recruiting class and transfer portal. Tennessee football has picked up 3 of the top 50 2023 recruits and has grabbed some serious talent off the transfer portal.


Tennessee football has landed two BYU starters on the defensive side from BYU. Linebacker Keenan Pili and defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally are both expected to make an immediate impact from day one next year.

On top of the two stud defensive players from BYU, the Vols have also landed Oregon wide receiver Dont’e Thornton, Arizona State defensive lineman Omarr Norman-Lott, and Miami offensive tackle John Campbell. All three of these players are massive pickups for the Volunteers and are going to be a big impact on Josh Heupel’s team next year.